Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Shortoff Mountain

Federally designated wilderness areas are defined as “an area where the earth and community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” and “an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so … Read more

Be Safe at those Waterfalls!

Otter Falls

Unfortunately, 2017 is looking like it might become a record year for the number of deaths and accidents that have occurred at the various waterfalls in North and South Carolina. While it is difficult to get an exact number, quick research shows that there have been at least six deaths this year along with several … Read more

The 2017 Harvest is Upon Us…

North Carolina Apples are in Harvest!

As the summer wraps up, the kids return to school, and the Labor Day weekend approaches, the harvest season of this year continues the century’s old tradition of bringing food and goods from the farm to the table. Both North and South Carolina produce a number of crops that ripen throughout the year but all … Read more

Eclipse Memories…

Totality of the Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 has come and gone but what an incredible experience it was!  We were fortunate enough to view it unobstructed from any clouds for the full 2 minutes 37 seconds of totality.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case for some people in some viewing areas as there were clouds rolling through … Read more

Seven Waterfalls You Can View Without Hiking

Bridal Veil Falls

The Carolina’s have hundreds of beautiful waterfalls that are accessible to the public. The majority of these waterfalls are not roadside and require some type of a hike to reach them. While most of these hikes aren’t too difficult there are still more that will require some significant effort to reach. Fortunately, some of the … Read more

Great American Eclipse Ideas

The sun peering out from behind the moon just seconds after totality

With just a few months before the “Great American Eclipse” of 2017 casts its shadow across the Carolina’s, you need to have a plan of where you are going to be when the event happens. While the eclipse is going to pass over both North and South Carolina, only a small portion of the states … Read more

Chimney Rock to Close 2 Days this Summer

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park is expanding to better serve guests visiting the park. Part of the expansion requires the use of a helicopter sky crane to airlift out the old and bring in the new. While this sounds exciting to see, you would have to watch it from outside the park because it will be … Read more

Build Memories This Fathers Day

Build memories that last this Fathers Day

Fathers Day is right around the corner, this year it’s Sunday, June 18th so what will you do to celebrate Dad? We could put together a list of the 10 best hikes or waterfalls or 10 must see sights in the Carolina’s but what we know for sure is that anytime you make time to … Read more

10th Annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

Each year the Wilkes Heritage Museum of Wilkesboro, NC hosts the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Ceremony to showcase the musical heritage of the area and recognize those who have made a significant contribution. ¬†This year commemorates the 10th annual celebration of the event which includes a dinner and induction ceremony on the evening … Read more

Five Epic Photo Ops in North Carolina


North Carolina is full of beautiful scenery that varies greatly due to the massive diversity available as you travel from the beaches in the East to the Mountains in the West.  Very few states offer up such a wide range of diverse destinations; many of which are only a few hours apart making it easy … Read more